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Construction worker killed in accident along West Coast Highway

A 33-year-old man was killed in an accident after repairing a pothole on West Coast Highway. Police said they were alerted at 4.49pm on Fri to an accident involving two lorries and a truck along West Coast Highway,…

On The Job as a heartland waste collector: A rancid, repulsive and sobering experience

I don’t know which was worse: The smell or the creepy crawlies. The stench of rotting food was like vomit mixed with dank, dirty laundry. Then there were the bugs which scuttled everywhere as I bent down to…

Sea robots that keep S’pore waters safe

Unmanned surface vessels (USVs), which can patrol Singapore waters autonomously, have been on trial since late last year said PCG. Leveraging on technology, USVs are part of Singapore’s “multi-layered” defence, which also includes sophisticated land-based CCTV cameras and…

Testing, certifying of cladding follow norms

We thank Mr Lee Seong Wee for his letter (Tackle flaws in testing, certifying cladding; Dec 19). SCDF’s requirement to perform tests on the core of aluminium composite panels (ACPs) has been in place since 2008. Testing on…

Share more information on financial aspects of giant tunnels

I am concerned about the large bill of $2.4 billion for the giant tunnels that will safeguard Singapore’s electricity supply network in the future. I do not recall seeing any figures on the payback period for this project…

High maintenance costs likely behind bids to sell en bloc

There are many factors besides financial gains as to why selling en bloc happens (Selling en bloc: Are residences not built to last?, by Ms Koh Hui Hwa; Dec 20). Based on past sales, many of the estates…

Revise rules on collective sales for young estates

I agree with Ms Koh Hui Hwa that we are unnecessarily destroying buildings which may still be useful when we sell them en bloc (Selling en bloc: Are residences not built to last?; Dec 20). With the recent…

What will en bloc millionaires buy next?

Retired chartered surveyor and valuer Lim Lian Seng was chairman of the collective sale committee for the third time at the freehold Amber Park condominium when it was sold for $906.7 million ($1,515 psf ppr) in Oct. For…

Ascendas REIT divests Genting Lane property for $16.7 mil

The manager of Ascendas REIT (A-REIT) is divesting 84 Genting Lane to corporate gifts firm Axxel Marketing for $16.68 million, which represents a 66.8% premium to the property’s original purchase price of $10 million. The market valuation of…

Collective sale momentum to continue in 2018

Even as the year draws to a close, sites are still being launched for collective sale. Next year, smaller freehold sites are likely to dominate the en bloc scene, says Alan Cheong, head of research for Savills Singapore.…

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